Monthly Archives: May 2005

Even CNN Editors Sometimes Blow It

From CNN.com today: I can’t imagine they don’t have built in spell-check, but I suspect the editor just kept hitting “ignore” reflexively and didn’t notice the error until a few minutes later, when I checked back and “the” was spelled … Continue reading

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First Landing State Park

I went to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday, and saw a fair amount of neat stuff. We decided to beat the heat by walking along a bike path and over to a trail along the … Continue reading

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Fun With Spam: Career Advice Edition

This is one entry too funny by itself for spamusement to take on. They could make it more believable by at least claiming that “hot t3acherz wil bee all over u!”

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Screen Captures Now PNGs in OS X 10.4 Tiger

Just found out that screen captures generate PNG files instead of PDFs in the new Mac OS. Not sure if it’s good or bad, just something I hadn’t seen mentioned. Makes it a little easier to share with people, since … Continue reading

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Darwin Returns Home, Goes Into Sci-Fi

So you think that smart people are the ones filling the queues for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith? Au contraire, mon frere. Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Stood Still

So I was talked into seeing Revenge of the Sith on Wednesday at midnight, which, coupled with the drive, made for a short night. Had the crowd been more participatory and less full of showoffy jocks making a show of … Continue reading

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All My Life…

All my life I have wished I didn’t think so much. About everything. All the time. It has occasional benefits, but it causes so much more stress than it solves. To my friends, this is hardly a revelation, other than … Continue reading

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Brother From Another Planet

Sony announced their Playstation 3 today, and take a look at the current design mockup: versus the new Cylon raider in the 2003 miniseries of Battlestar Galactica: Hmmm….

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Sweet and Lame: Make Mine Merlot

Sweeeet The supremes strike down silly out-of-state wine shipment bans. First seen via Radley Balko, who rightly gives the Institute for Justice cheers for picking up the ball that the ACLU doesn’t even know got hit to left field. Laaaame … Continue reading

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Sky Captain…Meh

I just saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Meh. The style of the visuals was pretty interesting, but the whole thing felt oddly amateurish, especially–and this is the weird bit–the acting. Gwynneth Paltrow was terrible. Her accent grated … Continue reading

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